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Course_Prefs_Classlists.tex
Course_Prefs_Discussions.tex
Course_Prefs_Display.tex
Course_Prefs_Feedback.tex
Course_Prefs_General.tex
Course_Prefs_Language.tex
Course_Prefs_Other.tex
Course_Prefs_Printouts.tex

Modified files:
/doc/loncapafiles	loncapafiles.lpml
/loncom/interface	courseprefs.pm
Log:
Documentation for course settings.

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Index: doc/loncapafiles/loncapafiles.lpml
diff -u doc/loncapafiles/loncapafiles.lpml:1.720 doc/loncapafiles/loncapafiles.lpml:1.721
--- doc/loncapafiles/loncapafiles.lpml:1.720	Fri Jan 14 02:55:18 2011
+++ doc/loncapafiles/loncapafiles.lpml	Sat Jan 15 03:10:47 2011
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
"http://lpml.sourceforge.net/DTD/lpml.dtd">
<!-- loncapafiles.lpml -->

-<!-- $Id: loncapafiles.lpml,v 1.720 2011/01/14 02:55:18 raeburn Exp$ -->
+<!-- $Id: loncapafiles.lpml,v 1.721 2011/01/15 03:10:47 www Exp$ -->

<!--

@@ -2938,6 +2938,17 @@
Course_Modify_Student_Data.tex;
Course_Parameter_Levels.tex;
Course_Parameter_Table_Mode.tex;
+Course_Prefs_Display.tex;
+Course_Prefs_Printouts.tex;
+Course_Prefs_Classlists.tex;
+Course_Prefs_Feedback.tex;
+Course_Prefs_Language.tex;
+Course_Prefs_Discussions.tex;
+Course_Prefs_General.tex;
+Course_Prefs_Other.tex;
Course_Problem_Weight.tex;
Course_Request_Access_End.tex;
Course_Request_Access_Start.tex;
Index: loncom/interface/courseprefs.pm
diff -u loncom/interface/courseprefs.pm:1.43 loncom/interface/courseprefs.pm:1.44
--- loncom/interface/courseprefs.pm:1.43	Sat Jan 15 01:33:04 2011
+++ loncom/interface/courseprefs.pm	Sat Jan 15 03:10:54 2011
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
# The LearningOnline Network with CAPA
# Handler to set configuration settings for a course
#
-# $Id: courseprefs.pm,v 1.43 2011/01/15 01:33:04 www Exp$
+# $Id: courseprefs.pm,v 1.44 2011/01/15 03:10:54 www Exp$
#
# Copyright Michigan State University Board of Trustees
#
@@ -353,7 +353,7 @@
my %prefs = (
'courseinfo' =>
{ text => $lt{'gens'}, - help => 'Course_Environment', + help => 'Course_Prefs_General', ordered => ['owner','co-owners','loncaparev','description', 'courseid','categories','hidefromcat', 'externalsyllabus','cloners','url','rolenames'], @@ -373,7 +373,7 @@ }, 'localization' => { text => 'Language and time localization', - help => 'Course_Environment', + help => 'Course_Prefs_Language', ordered => ['languages','timezone','datelocale'], itemtext => { languages => 'Languages used', @@ -383,7 +383,7 @@ }, 'feedback' => { text => 'Feedback messages', - help => 'Course_Environment', + help => 'Course_Prefs_Feedback', header => [{col1 => 'Questions about:', col2 => 'Recipients'}], ordered => ['question.email','comment.email','policy.email'], @@ -395,7 +395,7 @@ }, 'discussion' => { text => 'Discussion and Chat', - help => 'Course_Environment', + help => 'Course_Prefs_Discussions', ordered => ['pch.roles.denied','pch.users.denied', 'plc.roles.denied','plc.users.denied', 'allow_limited_html_in_feedback', @@ -411,7 +411,7 @@ }, 'classlists' => { text =>$lt{'clas'},
-                     help => 'Course_Environment',
+                     help => 'Course_Prefs_Classlists',
col2 => \$lt{'defd'}},
{col1 => 'Setting',
@@ -433,7 +433,7 @@
},
'appearance' =>
{ text => 'Display of resources ',
-                     help => 'Course_Environment',
+                     help => 'Course_Prefs_Display',
ordered => ['default_xml_style','pageseparators',
'disable_receipt_display','texengine',
'tthoptions'],
@@ -447,7 +447,7 @@
},
-                    help => 'Course_Environment',
'receiptalg','disablesigfigs'],
itemtext => {
@@ -460,7 +460,7 @@
},
'printouts' =>
{ text => 'Printout generation',
-                    help => 'Course_Environment',
+                    help => 'Course_Prefs_Printouts',
ordered => ['problem_stream_switch','suppress_tries',
'disableexampointprint','canuse_pdfforms'],
@@ -475,7 +475,7 @@
},
-                    help => 'Course_Environment',
@@ -488,7 +488,7 @@
},
-                    help => 'Course_Environment',
'suppress_embed_prompt'],
itemtext => {
@@ -499,7 +499,7 @@
},
'other' =>
{ text => 'Other settings',
-                    help => 'Course_Environment',
+                    help => 'Course_Prefs_Other',
header => [ {col1 => 'Item',
col2 => 'Value',
}],

This panel lets you set various options for bridgetasks.

\label{Course_Prefs_General}
This panel lets you choose who shows up in classlists, and if classlists are available to students or members.

In this same panel you can also set the default starting and ending times of student or member access to the course or community.

\label{Course_Prefs_Discussions}
This panel lets you control who gets to participate in discussions and the chatroom.

You can also control if discussion entries can be marked up'' using HTML, e.g., boldface or italic, etc.

Finally, you can control if users can edit or delete their own postings.

\label{Course_Prefs_Display}
This panel lets you set various display options for content.

\label{Course_Prefs_Feedback}
This panel lets you set who gets what kind of messages. LON-CAPA allows users to send messages to course staff. Based on the type of message and the section that the user is in, those messages can be routed to different course staff.

\label{Course_Prefs_General}
This panel lets you set and see some general options for your course:
\begin{itemize}
\item Owner and Co-Owner of the course or community.
\item Minimum LON-CAPA version required: some items in your course may require a certain minimum version of LON-CAPA to function. The Details'' link shows you which items are responsible for a certain requirement.
\item Course/Community Description: the name under which your course or community shows up on Roles screens.
\item Course ID or number: an internal identifier for your course, usually the course number and semester.
\item URL of Syllabus: if you want use an external page as a syllabus (for example, the posting from your department) instead of the build-in template or some uploaded file, enter the URL here.
\item Users allowed to clone course/community: here you can set rules for which users are allowed to create copies (clones'') of your course/community.
\end{itemize}

This panel lets you choose how grades are displayed to students.

There are different gradebooks'' available:

\begin{itemize}
\item Standard: points are calculated by multiplying the fractional credit on a problem (part) with its weight, and added by folder
\item Categories: points are calculated by multiplying the fractional credit on a problem (part) with its weight, and added according to categories set by the Course Coordinator. Categories in turn have different weights toward the overall course points.
\item External, shows number number of completed parts and totals: shows only the number of sucessfully completed problems or problem parts and totals by folders - typically used when grades are calculated external to LON-CAPA.
\item External, shows only number of completed parts: like above, but does not even calculate totals.
\end{itemize}

\label{Course_Prefs_Language}
This panel lets you adapt the language and date format of your course:
\begin{itemize}
\item Language used: whatever you set here overrides both user and institutional settings, i.e., it forces a certain interface language on all users in the course.
\item Timezone: allows you to set the timezone in which the course runs, which overrides the timezone of your institution.
\item Locale: influences how dates are displayed.
\end{itemize}

\label{Course_Prefs_Other}
This panel lets you set various options not covered by the other panels.

This panel lets you set various options for the spreadsheet. This is only relevant if the Grading'' is set to Spreadsheet.''